Bowdoin College Visit Report by bananaphone

Visit to Bowdoin College in October 2006 by bananaphone
(Student, HS Class of 2007)
(Member since October 26 2020 with ? posts)

Visit Activities:


Admissions Interview: No - I had an alumni interview after this original visit.

Information Session: Yes - The Information Session was very crowded. An admissions officer still had every prospective student introduce themselves. The session covered very general info and was 35 minutes in length.

Campus Tour: Yes - The tour was decent. I couldn't hear the tour guide but it did not really matter. The campus is amazing, very beautiful. The facilities were just as impressive.


Campus:



Friendliness/Courtesy of Students:
4 - Very Good
4 - Very Good
One would expect the snooty arrogant Prep School type of student at Bowdoin but I found just the opposite.



Friendliness/Courtesy of Staff:
5 - Excellent
5 - Excellent




Appearance of Campus:
5 - Excellent
5 - Excellent




Building/Facilities Maintenance/Cleanliness:
4 - Very Good
4 - Very Good
The cafeteria/classrooms/science labs were all amazing.



Dormitories:
3 - Good
3 - Good
They were your average dorms.



Security/Safety:
5 - Excellent
5 - Excellent
You are in Maine. Security isn't that big a deal.



Overall Campus Impression:
5 - Excellent
5 - Excellent



Off-Campus:



Area Immediately Around Campus:
5 - Excellent
5 - Excellent




City/Town/Community:
5 - Excellent
5 - Excellent
I visited 10 colleges and Bowdoin's surrounding neighborhood was the best one.

Campus Visit Notes for Bowdoin College


Visit Description:

The visit was pretty standard. I did the information session and then a campus tour. Most of the things they talked about in the information session I already knew from their website. However, they talked about their House System which was pretty cool. The tour of the campus was great because the weather was beautiful as was the campus itself. All in all it was a great visit.

Other Comments (Transportation, local attractions, parking, etc.):

I'd say definitley check out Freeport.